View Full Version : Unusual find, what is it?
02-21-2009, 07:10 PM
Went for a search last night and found this amazing creature. Anyone got any idea what it is? Found in South East Queensland Australia in rainforest.
02-21-2009, 10:16 PM
I'd say it's a Candovia sp. I can't find so much about the species, just colourless old type specimens.
02-21-2009, 10:17 PM
Just an update i think its a male Candovia species of some kind.
[Edit] you beat me to it Daniel :)
02-22-2009, 10:38 PM
Found a female last night, here she is. Not quite as attractive as the male but at least i can now get some eggs to reproduce the species.
02-23-2009, 07:19 PM
Wow, I've never seen a picture of a female before. What do they feed on?
02-23-2009, 08:57 PM
the female was feeding on the tree pictured in the background. I have not yet identified what it is. The male i found on a bush pepper (Tasmannia species) which it also eats.
02-28-2009, 09:08 PM
just a quick update, the female is happily feeding off some local pepper bush (Tasmannia species) and is producing eggs. About ten so far. I saw her mate twice with the male also. Hopefully i can start a captive population of the species.
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